Great Sermon! Brother Moore, that was a great sermon on these verses. I have been trying to understand them for a long time.
I recently read where one theologian saw this as God desiring all men to be saved but had a second desire, not to save all men. He proclaims two desires of God, one greater than the other which supersedes the lesser desire.
If you don't mind, I would like to add what I have understood from these verses.
In 1 Tim 2:6 it says Christ "gave Himself a ransom for all". Can we conclude that the "all" in this verse is no different than the "all" 2:4 then everyone has been ransomed and all will be saved? I don't think so.
Would it not make more sense that 1 Tim 2:3 is referring to all "kinds" of people? This would include "kings and all who are in authority" especially in view of 1 cor 1:26-29 where Paul taught that God is calling the weak things, the foolish things, the base things, but not many noble or mighty. Nevertheless in 1 Tim, he instructs them to pray for all men, kings etc and those not mighty or noble.
Lastly, 1 Tim 6:10 uses the same Greek word for "all" but there, many translations insert the word "kinds" because we know the love of money is not the root of all evil,but is the root of all "kinds" of evil?